Interview with Dr. Cratis Williams of Appalachian State University; Williams discusses early history of the Appalachian mountains, the Scots-Irish settler origins, speaks at length about Appalachian linguistics/dialect. Discusses ballad tradition, sings some ballads.
Lindy Lou 2
January 6, 2014
The Language of Appalachia
What a blessing it is to hear the voice of this beloved man once more. He is the best spokesperson the people of Appalachia could ever have. I was one of the privileged few who came to know him when he visited his home in Kentucky. Visits with Cratis were wonderful and full of knowledge and respect for the people he most admired.